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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium?

You can register your child for Free School Meals and access to the Pupil Premium grant if you receive any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190 without Working Tax Credit (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs)

If your child is in Reception and KS1, they will receive free school meals anyway but may be entitled to the extra Pupil Premium funding grant if the above criteria apply.

The following children are also eligible to receive Pupil Premium Grant Funding:

  • Looked After Children (Children in Care)
  • Children who have left Local Authority care because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order
  • Children of Armed Services personnel

School can claim the additional funds from central Government for every child in any year group whose Parent/Carer is in receipt certain welfare benefits. Please visit: where the eligibility criteria is listed.

To make an application please visit:

How does school use the funding?

The following information explains how we have used, or how we intend to use, our Pupil Premium Grant funding. The document is updated by the end of each Autumn Term.

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